The Essential Cocktail: The Art of Mixing Perfect Drinks

The Essential Cocktail: The Art of Mixing Perfect Drinks Dale DeGroff is widely regarded as the world s foremost mixologist Hailed by the New York Times as single handedly responsible for what s been called the cocktail renaissance, he earned this reputation during his twelve years at the fashionable Promenade Bar in New York City s Rainbow Room It was there in 1987 that he not only reintroduced the cocktail menu to the country but also began mixing drinks from scratch, using impeccably fresh ingredients instead of the widespread mixes used at the time Known especially for crafting unique cocktails, reviving classics, and coaxing superior flavor from his ingredients, DeGroff has selected his 100 essential drinks and 100 of their best variations including many of his signature cocktails for this premier mixology guide The Essential Cocktail features only those drinks that stand out for their flavor, interesting formula, or distinctive technique These are the very ones every amateur and professional bartender must know, the martinis, sours, highballs, tropicals, punches, sweets, and classics, both old and new, that form the core of a connoisseur s repertoire Throughout the book are DeGroff s personal twists, such as a tangy Grapefruit Julep or a refreshing Yuzu Gimlet.To complement the tantalizing photographs of each essential cocktail, DeGroff also regales readers with the fascinating lore behind a drink s genesis and instructs us on using the right ingredients, techniques, glasses, and garnishes As Julia Child s Mastering the Art of French Cooking was the classic compendium for home chefs and gourmands, so The Essential Cocktail will be the go to book for serious mixologists and cocktail enthusiasts. [Reading] ➸ Claiming His Secret Son (The Billionaires of Blackcastle Author Olivia Gates – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk he earned this reputation during his twelve years at the fashionable Promenade Bar in New York City s Rainbow Room It was there in 1987 that he not only reintroduced the cocktail menu to the country but also began mixing drinks from scratch ❰Reading❯ ➸ The Playboys Mistress Author Kim Lawrence – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk using impeccably fresh ingredients instead of the widespread mixes used at the time Known especially for crafting unique cocktails ❮Read❯ ➲ Barack Obamas Post-American Foreign Policy ➵ Author Robert Singh – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk reviving classics ➯ [Read] ➫ The Doctors Surprise Family By Mary J. Forbes ➻ – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk and coaxing superior flavor from his ingredients ★ Double Deception (McClains, PDF / Epub ✪ Author Terri Reed – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk DeGroff has selected his 100 essential drinks and 100 of their best variations including many of his signature cocktails for this premier mixology guide The Essential Cocktail features only those drinks that stand out for their flavor ❮Reading❯ ➷ Navy SEAL Justice (Covert Cowboys, Inc. ➯ Author Elle James – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk interesting formula ❴PDF / Epub❵ ☉ Daddy on Her Doorstep Author Lilian Darcy – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk or distinctive technique These are the very ones every amateur and professional bartender must know [Ebook] ➨ A Mother for Cindy (The Ladies of Sweetwater Lake By Margaret Daley – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk the martinis ➹ [Reading] ➻ Rodeo Rescuer (Wranglers Corner By Lynette Eason ➮ – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk sours [Download] ✤ No Escape Author Meredith Fletcher – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk highballs [Download] ➾ China ➹ Michael Dillon – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk tropicals ✯ [PDF] ❤ At Play in the Killing Fields By Joseph DeMarco ✼ – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk punches [PDF / Epub] ☆ The Normans Heart (Warrior, By Margaret Moore – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk sweets [Read] ➶ Body Heat ➳ Lori Foster – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk and classics [Read] ➵ Mistaken for a Mistress ➼ Jane Porter – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk both old and new ❰Ebook❯ ➢ Coltons Texas Stakeout Author C.J. Miller – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk that form the core of a connoisseur s repertoire Throughout the book are DeGroff s personal twists [PDF / Epub] ✅ The Night of the Bulls By Anne Mather – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk such as a tangy Grapefruit Julep or a refreshing Yuzu Gimlet.To complement the tantalizing photographs of each essential cocktail ➮ The Sleepers of Erin (Lovejoy, Read ➶ Author Jonathan Gash – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk DeGroff also regales readers with the fascinating lore behind a drink s genesis and instructs us on using the right ingredients ✹ [BOOKS] ✭ The Birthday Girl By Melissa de la Cruz ❃ – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk techniques ☆ [PDF / Epub] ★ Magic Binds (Kate Daniels, By Ilona Andrews ✩ – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk glasses ➨ Hostage Heart Ebook ➮ Author Lindsay McKenna – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk and garnishes As Julia Child s Mastering the Art of French Cooking was the classic compendium for home chefs and gourmands [Download] ➺ Hero at Large (The Hunter Legacy, ➽ Timothy Ellis – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk so The Essential Cocktail will be the go to book for serious mixologists and cocktail enthusiasts.



10 thoughts on “The Essential Cocktail: The Art of Mixing Perfect Drinks

  1. says:

    Was wirklich wichtig istDas letzte halbe Jahr war, was Cocktails angeht, f r mich ein sehr spannendes Fr her war ich ein Freund des Bekannten bevor man riskiert, 8 f r einen mir nicht schmeckenden Cocktail auszugeben, habe ich lieber immer dieselben getrunken Americano, El Presidente, Manhattan, Whiskey Sour oder Sazerac Heute ist das anders Es gab in diesen 6 Monaten kaum einen Cocktail, den ich z


  2. says:

    from Beautifully done in both material and layout,this is bound to be a must have classic tome on mixology.While it covers only about 500 recipes,it covers 500 worthwhile or essential hence the title cocktails, all well worthy of inclusion in a cocktail reference book not just a compendium of every drink ever concocted for better or worse Almost every drink is given a short but interesting history intro


  3. says:

    Pair with The Craft of the Cocktail neither is complete unto itself There is also some repetition between the two books, but I am OK with that This one is slicker The publishers got someone to organize it better than the first one, and present the material with lots of pretty pictures, but I think the first one stands a better chance of becoming an ageless reference book This one already seems dated, with th


  4. says:

    A worthy addition to your wines and spirits library, this book is both for the beginner and the veteran cocktail maker The are separate sections for classic cocktails, highball, tropicals, sours, modern innovations, and on glassware, garnishes, and syrups I especially like the little nuggets of information and history sprinkled throughout this book You need this kind of minutia as a barperson, when preparing and


  5. says:

    Inside info on lots of drinks


  6. says:

    Beautiful book And I really enjoyed all the history mixed throughout Not many recipes call for hard to find ingredients, and anyone picking up a 35 cocktail book is probably interested in going exotic anyway The one part that bothered me throughout is that he kept modernizing recipes but not including the original Updating drinks for contemporary tastes is a great service, but it would have been neat to just see the origin


  7. says:

    I haven t read this book yet, but this weekend I had the pure luck of sharing a breakfast table with a charming elderly man who is related to Dale DeGroff our breakfast conversation covered everything from Navy Pier in Chicago, WWII, the start of TV broadcasting, to the Rainbow Room, cocktails and family I was so charmed I figured I best find a copy of this book and explore it myself


  8. says:

    After discovering the Blood and Sand equal parts blended scotch, cherry Heering, sweet vermouth, and orange juice on a trip to visit friends in Canada, I knew I had to get this book It s a great mix of recipes and history and I highly recommend it to anyone who loves classic cocktails.


  9. says:

    The recipes are excellent but it s the history and lore that Degroff throws in that really makes this book Cheers


  10. says:

    Excellent book on all levels photography, drink recipes, writing, research, history The index could use some work, but otherwise I d highly recommend this one.


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